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"It would be very difficult for Barack Obama to win a third term. He lost independents a long time ago. What's keeping him afloat is essentially the Democratic base. ... we shouldn't forget he lost 5 million votes from 2008 to 2012. I imagine if he ran again he might lose a couple million more," said Lara Brown, a political science professor at George Washington University. (Associated Press)

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FILE- In this Oct. 2, 2015, file photo, President Barack Obama takes questions from members of the media in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington. Buried in the 1,915-page defense policy bill are major changes that could affect more than 1 million members of the military and their families. Obama has threatened to veto the legislation as part of a larger budget debate on Capitol Hill. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)

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President Obama speaks at the El Reno Federal Correctional Institution in El Reno, Okla., on July 16, 2015. (Associated Press) **FILE**

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President Barack Obama delivers the commencement address at Lake Area Technical Institute in Watertown, S.D., on May 8, 2015. Obama visited South Dakota to promote his proposal to offer two years for free community college to qualified students. (Associated Press) **FILE**

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Obama Administration Squeezes the Hillary Campaign Illustration by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

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Illustration on the lasting legacy of Barack Obama by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

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Ukrainian troops have not received U.S. weapons, partially because of the Obama administration's concern about the Kiev government. (Associated Press)

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Illustration on Obama administration efforts to undermine Hillary Clinton's presidential bid by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

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Republicans Sen. Tom Cotton of Arkansas and Rep. Mike Pompeo of Kansas stated in a letter to Secretary of State John F. Kerry that the Obama administration has failed to provide Congress with the text of the two side deals with Iran on its nuclear program. (Associated Press)

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In this Aug. 15, 2015, file photo, President Barack Obama smiles as he sits in a cart while golfing at Farm Neck Golf Club, in Oak Bluffs, Mass., on the island of Martha's Vineyard. So far, one rainy day is the only thing that has dampened Obama’s two-week summer vacation on Martha’s Vineyard. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)

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President Barack Obama speaks at the 2013 Planned Parenthood National Conference in Washington on Friday, April 26, 2013. Obama, who supports abortion rights, became the first sitting president to make an in-person address to Planned Parenthood, vowing to help fight against state abortion restrictions that he said are designed to "turn back the clock to policies more suited to the 1950s than the 21st century." (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak/File)

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Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., is the lone Democratic senator to publicly oppose President Barack Obama's nuclear agreement with Iran said Aug. 11, 2015, that even if the U.S. backs away and other countries lift their sanctions, Iran still will feel "meaningful pressure" from the U.S. penalties. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh/File)

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National Edition News cover for August 10, 2015 - Obama says Iran nuke deal is ‘good for Israel’: IN this March 3, 2015, photo, President Barack Obama speaks about Iran and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's speech to Congress during a meeting with Defense Secretary Ash Carter in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. Since Republicans took control of Congress two months ago, an elaborate tug of war has broken out between GOP lawmakers and Obama over who calls the shots on major issues for the next two years. On some fronts, Obama has held his ground. He’s watched near-gleefully as Republicans bungled early attempts to legislate and put their own internal disputes on display. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

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President Barack Obama speaks in the South Court Auditorium in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the White House complex in Washington, Thursday, Aug. 6, 2015, on the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

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President Barack Obama waves as he leaves after speaking about the nuclear deal with Iran, Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2015, at American University in Washington. The president said the nuclear deal with Iran builds on the tradition of strong diplomacy that won the Cold War without firing any shots. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster) ** FILE **

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President Barack Obama leaves after speaking about the nuclear deal with Iran, Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2015, at American University in Washington. The president said the nuclear deal with Iran builds on the tradition of strong diplomacy that won the Cold War without firing any shots.(AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

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President Barack Obama waves as he leaves after speaking about the nuclear deal with Iran, Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2015, at American University in Washington. The president said the nuclear deal with Iran builds on the tradition of strong diplomacy that won the Cold War without firing any shots. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

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President Barack Obama arrives before making a statement after touring Everglades National Park on Earth Day, Wednesday, April 22, 2015, in Florida. Obama used the visit to warn of the damage that climate change is already inflicting on the nation's environmental treasures. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

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President Barack Obama speaks about his Clean Power Plan, Monday, Aug. 3, 2015, in the East Room at the White House in Washington. The president is mandating even steeper greenhouse gas cuts from U.S. power plants than previously expected, while granting states more time and broader options to comply. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

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President Barack Obama speaks about his Clean Power Plan, Monday, Aug. 3, 2015, in the East Room at the White House in Washington. The president is mandating even steeper greenhouse gas cuts from U.S. power plants than previously expected, while granting states more time and broader options to comply. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)